Shepherd and Wedderburn focus on re-powering wind turbines at All-Energy

Clare Foster
Clare Foster

For the second year running, leading UK law firm, Shepherd and Wedderburn is the headline sponsor of All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable energy event, which returns to Glasgow’s Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre on 4-5 May.

With experience advising key industry players across the spectrum of renewable energy projects, members of Shepherd and Wedderburn’s 90-strong Energy and Natural Resources team will be present at the event and will feature strongly in this week’s seminar and conference programme.

And Shepherd and Wedderburn partner and Head of Planning, Colin Innes, together with Colin Robertson, a partner in the firm’s real estate team will be speakers in the Onshore wind 2: Growing old gracefully session, which focuses on life extension, re-powering and decommissioning of UK onshore wind assets.

Innes is an accredited planning specialist who has worked with many of Shepherd and Wedderburn’s onshore wind clients. He has extensive experience in advising on planning applications in respect of wind farm developments.

Robertson, advises on all aspects of commercial property work and has particular expertise in acting for both developers and funders of renewable energy projects, including onshore and offshore windfarms.

Together, they are well placed to provide All-Energy’s participants with insight into the technical and legal issues faced by onshore wind asset owners planning to repower or extend the life of their sites.

Innes commented: “Many of the country’s current onshore wind assets will be more than 15 years old by 2020 so it makes sense to look ahead at possible strategies which owners can adopt to preserve and extend value in their ageing assets.”

Clare Foster, Head of Clean Energy Projects, added: “Over the two days, 12 Shepherd and Wedderburn speakers will share their insight and expertise on a variety of current renewable energy topics, including CATO, energy storage, re-powering, exporting “green expertise” and sustainable cities.”

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